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Trump wanted Elton John’s music to make peace with North Korea

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Donald Trump tried to use Elton John as peacemaker with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a new book. Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, says the president is a big fan of John’s music and tried to get Kim a CD of Rocket Man after discovering the North Korean leader had never heard the track. “Boy, I bet Elton will get a kick out of this!” the president reportedly said.

Panic over mushroom cloud near Chernobyl

Officials told the public not to panic as a huge mushroom-shaped cloud filled the sky above Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. One concerned resident took to social media to ask: “Is it Putin is testing a new nuclear weapon?" The city is located just 60 miles from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Irish ghost hunters say they’ve got footage of a ghoul

Ghost hunters insist they have “proof” a 19th century spirit is haunting an Irish castle. Paranormal Supernatural Investigations Ireland says the ghost is of Walter Peter Lambert who died in 1892 at the Imperial Hotel in Tuam, Co Galway after choking. The team say they have footage that proves the ghost’s presence in the area.

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